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Roundwood Timber Framing

Ben Law


Roundwood Timber Framing: building naturally using local resources is filled with detailed colour photographs and drawings, this unique and practical ‘how to’ book from permaculture woodsman, and ‘Grand Designs’ star, will unquestionably be a benchmark for sustainable green building.

Since building his famous Woodland House from his own woodland, as seen on Channel 4's Grand Designs, author Ben Law has evolved his own style of natural building, now tried and tested on many other builds across England. Ben has built houses, workshops, a classroom, lean-tos, a shop and a store to industrial specifications. Whilst this style’s origins can be found in traditional forms of building, Ben has developed an entirely new vernacular using many innovative ideas and techniques.

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Filled with detailed colour photographs and drawings, this unique and practical ‘how to’ book, is unquestionably a benchmark for sustainable building. Roundwood Timber Framing encourages communication between woodsmen, planners, architects and builders, and helps to close the loop between environmental conservation, use of renewable local resources and the regeneration and evolution of traditional skills, to create durable, ecological and beautiful buildings.

Ben is a now a much admired figure. His previous books have sold extremely well and this book, with its highly original and fascinating contribution to design and build, captures the public’s imagination and desire to increasingly learn traditional crafts.

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Product Details

ISBN 9781856233309
Size 250 x 220mm
Page extent 168

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